health care,
education and
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health care,
education  and
social services

HMeda's blog

Group Care Puts Chronic Disease Patients on the Path to Health

Did you know that 1 in 2 adults in the United States has a chronic disease such as hypertension and diabetes? Even more alarming is the fact that 1 in 4 adults has two or more chronic diseases.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 70% of the deaths each year are caused by chronic diseases, and treating patients with chronic diseases accounts for most of America’s  health care costs.

Celebrating Fatherhood: Why a DC Home Visiting Program Focuses on Fathers

Mary's Center is helping men to form strong, healthy relationships with their children. Erica Dean of DC Action for Children explains.

How to Protect Yourself from the Sun

Did you know that this year alone over 87,000 people in the US will be diagnosed with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer? That’s according to an estimate from the American Cancer Society. Others in our community and country will be diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma (the most common form of skin cancer) and squamous cell carcinoma.

Daddy’s Girl

On Father’s Day we honor our dads or those who filled the role of dad in our lives. Lyda Vanegas, Director of Communications and Public Relations at Mary’s Center, pays tribute to her father.

What My Father Meant To Me by Jeffrey Scott

On Father’s Day we honor our dads or those who filled the role of dad in our lives. Jeffrey Scott, a Purchasing and Inventory Clerk at Mary’s Center, pays tribute to his late father, who taught him valuable life lessons.

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